On-site parabolic-trough collector characterization in solar district heating plant under quasi-dynamic conditions

Fabienne Sallaberry*, Zhiyong Tian, Bengt Perers, Simon Furbo, Andreas Zourellis, Jan Holst Rothmann

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Abstract

The parabolic-trough collectors (PTC) are the technology most widely used worldwide in concentrating solar power (CSP) and solar thermal electrical (STE) plants. This kind of collectors have not been certified during the first decades of the CSP plant installation because of the absence of a standard for testing these large-size collectors. The existing standards for testing solar collectors were not adapted to its peculiarity. In 2018 a standard IEC 62862-3-2 has been published especially for large-size PTC testing. In the present work, this methodology has been validated in-situ in a solar heating plant in Denmark on the solar field of six PTC rows, using the monitoring data of 15 testing days selected within more than one year. Furthermore, different possible improvements are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number120018
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2126
Number of pages7
ISSN0094-243X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event24th SolarPACES Conference - Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 2 Oct 20185 Oct 2018
Conference number: 24

Conference

Conference24th SolarPACES Conference
Number24
CountryMorocco
CityCasablanca
Period02/10/201805/10/2018

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